Pedophilia is a sexual disease that affects people in a way that they have a strong urge to have sexual relations with young children. The patients suffering from this condition usually have a sexual preference for pubescent children. You should always educate your children to avoid circumstances that might leave them exposed to pedophiles.
The best kind of treatment for pedophilia is
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Therapies like relapse prevention help in acknowledging the fact that the patient is suffering from such an awry "sexual orientation". They also help in preventing any kind of abuse from taking place. CBT helps in evaluating the problem through discussions, as the therapy works towards reprogramming the brain and changing the ideas that the patient holds. Early detection and support for the individual are necessary so that the sex therapist is able to create trust and confidence in the patient's mind. Pedophilia therapy sessions are a lot dependent on the therapist's qualification and ability to handle the case.
Pedophilia and child molestation are the same thing.
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Pedophilia and sexual molestation are often confused as one thing, but they are different. Pedophiles do not necessarily act on their attraction, and many of them may even remain celibate for major part of their lives. Do not let your children have one-on-one interactions with any adult except their parents or reliable family members.
The psychiatrist will have to inform the police about the condition of the individual in many cases.
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In many cases, during the course of the therapy, the psychiatrist or sexologist will be able to understand whether the patient is making real progress. If signs of progress do not show up, or if the patient is fixated on a child in his or her extended family or neighbourhood or social circle, then the doctor must inform the police. In cases of pedophilia, doctors often have to break their vows of confidentiality and inform the police so that a case of child molestation or abuse can be averted.
There are medicines or drug therapy that can help in treating this condition.
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There is a drug therapy known as the Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT), which helps in correcting any possible hormonal deficiency or imbalance so that the condition may be treated effectively. Although ADT is a hormone therapy for prostate cancer, it helps in amending hormonal issues, which in turn, treat pedophiles.